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Men’s Backcast™ Convertible Pant - Big


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Style# 1543972
Uses Water, Fishing


The convertible version of the technical Backcast Pant featuring zip-off legs that convert to shorts, the men’s Backcast Convertible Pant is as versatile as it gets—delivering all the quick-drying performance and lightweight comfort you need for splashing through rivers, fishing off docks, and rambling down beaches. UPF 50 sun protection shields you from the sun’s damaging rays, while a partial elastic waistband and interior mesh brief provide comfort and fit.

  • Omni-Shade™ UPF 50 sun protection
  • Quick dry
  • Partial elastic at waist
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Zip-off legs convert pant to 10" inseam short
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water, Fishing
  • Style# 1543972

  • 100% textured nylon poplin
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Men’s Backcast™ Convertible Pant - Big is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pants Love these pants. I'm very sensitive to the sun these pants make sure I don't get burned. Soft and comfortable too. My only complaint is they don't come in other colors
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pants I love these pants. Great functionality. I did remove the mesh liner and it made the pants more comfortable for me. Other than that, they are spectacular.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from practical well made comfy in all positions. wearing to caribean and use in wet kayak
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable I love these pants.they fit perfect and they feel awesome. I just wish they had my size in black.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very comfortable and light weight My husband now has 4 pairs of this style of Comumbia pants and loves them. They are light weight, durable and the zip off feature is so nice when packing for varied tempatures.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go-to These have become my go to pants for hiking, kayaking and even rock climbing. Perfect fit, room to move and light weight. Best recommendation I can give is that I bought one pair, then bought two more.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Plain Jane I got these because of the price without looking at how the pants were made or their features. There are no additional pockets like most convertible pants. There is no zipper (very inconvenient when using these for backpacking). It was my fault for not looking at the details. I would not have bought them if I had looked closer instead of focusing on the price. The pants are made well and are made with a cool material (nice for a warm day).
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality product These pants were purchased to wear during extended outdoor activities in hot weather. They performed beautifully; washed and air dried very quickly. My husband is very long waisted so he removed the built in net briefs since they were too short for his comfort.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product fits perfect I ordered two pair as the fit is wonderful and very comfortable
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Convertible Fishing or Out-Of-Doors Pant In the Heart (and heat) of Cajun Acadiana USA South of Interstate 10 you NEED comfy clothing. This pant is perfect. I Kayak in the South Louisiana Salt marsh—A brutal, unforgiving environment. The Backcast Convertible Pant is my go-to pick every trip. Pants to shorts and vice-versa. And being as our winters aren't too cold, I layer these with some light LJ's and go. They repel the all to occasional deluge and the pockets are roomy. They dry in a flash. They launder easily and look great wash after wash. I really like 'em.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from small this was smaller than the size guide led me to expect. My waist measures at 50". Size guide says that 3x is 48-51. I'm in that range, so it should have fit, but it's too small at the waist unless I can lose a few pounds.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Pants Great quality, built tough, perfect fit. The pants you want for a day of adventure.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pant and convertible feature is terrific This is my third purchase of this pant for my son. All three look great, all three are comfortable and the double function of long pant/shorts is perfect for him. His favorite pant was an old pair of Patagonia pants......until now. Love Columbia, love Columbia.
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Backcast Convertable oants Absolutely super. Used kayaking protected my legs from the sun and water splashes headed up and rolled off. Made of same material as one of my wet and try bathing suits. So good I ordered another pair!
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wrong size I purchased the product for my husband unfortunately the size I ordered was too big for him and they didn't have the size he wanted in stock at the outlet store.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BACKCAST CONVERTIBLE PANT,BIG I love them. Great fit. Great looks. Love them!!
Date published: 2015-09-13
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Men's Fit Guide

Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Men's Performance Top Fit Guide
Men's Performance Bottom Fit Guide
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Men's Active Top Fit Guide
Men's Active Bottom Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Men's Modern Classic Top Fit Guide
Modern Classic / Regular
Men's Modern Classic Bottom Fit Guide
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
Men's Relaxed Top Fit Guide
Men's Relaxed Bottom Fit Guide

Men's Body Measurement (Inches)

Men’s Tall Sizing

  Pant Size Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseams
LT 36–38 36–39 42–45 41–43 37 17–17.5 34–36
XLT 40–42 40–43 46–49 44–46 38 18–18.5
2XLT 42–44 44–47 50–53 48–50 39 19–19.5
3XLT 46–48 48–51 54–57 52–54 39 20–20.5
4XLT 48–50 51–54 57–60 55–57 39 21–21.5

Men’s Big Sizing

  Waist Chest Hips Sleeve Length Neck Inseam Regular
1X 40–43 46–49 44–46 36 18–18.5 32
2X 44–47 50–53 48–50 36.5 19–19.5
3X 48–51 54–57 52–54 37 20–20.5
4X 51–54 57–60 55–57 37.5 21–21.5
5X 55–58 61–64 59–61 38 22–22.5
6X 59–62 65–68 63–65 38.5 23–23.5

How to Measure

Men's Size Chart
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 3. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 4. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 5. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
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2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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